Tems Biography, Age, New Songs, Boyfriend, Real Name, Married, Height, Awards, Husband, Lyrics, Net Worth, and Music Career

Tems Net Worth, Biography and Music Career (2021)

She is one of the country’s leading female artists, known for her unique heart-touching voice. Tems rose to fame after releasing several hit singles, including Try Me, Mr Rebel, and her debut EP, For Broken Ears.

After collaborating with legendary artists for hit tracks such as Drake’s Fountains, which was released from his album Certified Lover Boy, and Wizkid’s hit track Essence, the singer broke into the mainstream when she earned two US top 40 Billboard Hot 100 entries. Both singles achieved massive success by reaching the top ten.

Tems then collaborated with another popular singer, Justin Bieber, on the song’s remix, which earned her a Grammy Award nomination. So let’s quickly talk about the total net worth of Tems her salary, income sources, career, biography, luxurious lifestyle, love life, and a lot more.

Tems Biography

Net Worth$1 Million
Age28 years old
Annual Salary$300,000
Zodiac SignGemini

Early Life

Temilade Openiyi was (born June 11, 1995), in Lagos, Nigeria, to a British-Nigerian father and a Nigerian mother. The family moved to the United Kingdom shortly after Tems was born.

Tems’ parents separated when she was only five years old, and they divorced. As a result, Tems and her mother relocated to Ilupeju, Nigeria, and then to Lekki before settling in Ajah.

Because the singer is very private about her personal life, she has avoided disclosing any information or the names of her parents and siblings. Tems also has an older brother, the name of whom is unknown.

Moving on to her education, she first attended Dowen College in the Lekki area of Lagos, and for her Tertiary education, she proceeded to South Africa. She also enrolled at a University in Johannesburg, South Africa from where she earned a degree in Economics. While studying in school she developed an interest in music and was discovered by her music teacher. From that point forward, she learned to play the piano and her brother’s guitar.

In one of Tems’ interviews, she stated that she started listening to Christian music as a child, thanks to her mom who is fond of Christian music.

While growing up she developed her interest in R&B and rap music. She began listening to artists like Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, a girl group Destiny’s Child, as well as performing her first-ever song If Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys. Later she also showed her interest in artists such as Lauryn Hill, Asa, Burna Boy, Adele, Paramore, and Coldplay.


When Tems was 15, she knew she wanted to pursue a music career. To start her professional music career, her first step was to stop listening to any artist to discover her own style.

Tems began making music with her own identity, which led to the birth of a style that is a Genre of R&B, Alté, and Afrobeats. She started sound production while at the university and began to learn the skill to create beats for her tracks.

Later, Tems started her professional music career and released her debut single titled Rebel in 2018, in which she created the song’s beats. The single helped her to grab the attention of thousands of audiences as an Alté artiste in the Nigerian music industry.

Tems wins first-ever Grammy award as Burna Boy loses categories (video)

In August 2019, Tems dropped another single Try Me, which went viral and peaked at #1 on Apple Music Nigeria and #6 on the TurnTable Top 50 chart and amasses more than 10 million views on YouTube. The single was highly hit on the radio and won her millions of fans nationwide.

After achieving huge success with the song, Tems got offered a collaboration with the popular American Khalid. She immediately accepted the offer and released the remix of the song, Know Your Worth, featuring fellow Nigerian singer, Davido.

On September 25 2020, Tems eventually dropped her debut EP, For Broken Ears, which she produced. The extended play quickly succeeded in Nigeria, Europe, and North America. The lead single from the EP titled Damages became a hit by surpassing her success with the previous track Try Me.

In the same year, the fellow rapper Wizkid teamed up with Tems to release his hit song Essence, which became the most successful track from his Made In Lagos album

That song became the turning point of Tems career as she ranked on the No.1 spot on various charts and earned her several accolades, including Billboard Hot 100, a Soul Train Music Award, BBC 1Xtra Airplay Chart, a Soul Train Music Award, 2 NAACP Image Awards, and a Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Global Music Performance.

Moreover, the song Essence grabbed the attention of legendary Canadian-American singer and rapper Drake, who invited Tems to collaborate with him. Drake teamed up with Tems to record his Certified Lover Boy album’s single titled Fountain. That collaborative song was a hit earning Tems second Billboard Hot 100 entry.

On September 2, 2021, Tems released her second EP, If Orange Was A Place, which includes the commercially hit single Crazy Tings, peaking at #3 on the UK Afrobeats chart.

The song was released under RCA Records and produced by Guilty Beatz. The extended play reached the top 10 on the Billboard World Albums chart and #17 on the Hot R&B Songs chart. Just before the release of this EP, Tems got an opportunity to sign a deal with a popular record label named RCA Records. 

Tems music

Below are some of her songs and collaborations:

Mr. Rebel
Looku Looku
Try Me
Come Inn
These Days
If U then I
Plunge Down the Cascades
Diss for Lil’ProkS
Ultra Happiness
Ghost Detain
Love Me Down
Twisted Tilde
Tales By Moonlight
Time Swap
Good Time
These Days
Too Bad
Know your Worth – DJ Khalid ft Davido, Disclosure.

Awards and Achievements

Tems started her professional singing career in 2015. Since then, she has received various awards and accolades for her breakthrough singles and hit EPs. Her single Damages won her Net Honour Award in 2021 in the Most Played Alternative Song category.

In addition, her collaboration with rapper Wizkid for the track Essence also won her African American Entertainment Awards in the categories of Best African Collaboration, Best Video, and Song Of The Year.

Tems received awards nominations such as BET Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, and Grammy Awards, among others. 

Full NameTemilade Openiyi
Age28 years old
Date Of Birth11 June 1995
Birth PlaceLagos, Nigeria
HometownLagos State
Weight60 Kg (132 lbs)
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParenrsNames Not Known
Education QualificationGraduated

Tems Arrest in Uganda

Her biggest controversy in the entertainment industry was when she was arrested in Uganda for defying the COVID-19 lockdown protocols in the country. The arrest came on the 12th of December 2020 as she was arrested alongside fast-rising singer Omah Lay.

Tems was presented in court and this raised eyebrows on social media with top celebrities calling for her release. She was eventually released on  December 15 with all charges dropped.


Temilade Openiyi is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful personalities in the music industry but she has not been spotted with any man. She has not given any hint about her relationship thus she’s currently single.

Social Media

Over the last two years, she has been able to grow a reputable fan base on social media with her official Instagram account boasting 1 million followers.

Tems Net Worth

Tems, a Nigerian singer-songwriter and record producer, is one of the most successful female artists in the music industry. She recently became the first female Nigerian Grammy Award winner and has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Her most popular songs include “Damages,” “Try Me,” “Essence” featuring Wizkid, “Fountains” featuring Drake, and “Mr. Rebel.”

Most of her income comes from the music scene, such as hit singles, live shows, collaborations with other famous artists, and a record deal with Leading Vibes and RCA. She has accumulated a pretty good sum of money from her successful music career. Her source of revenue also comes from her YouTube channel, brand endorsements, and sponsorship deals.

The popular Nigerian singer, Tems became the newest brand ambassador of Tommy Hilfiger, one of the leading apparel brands. She is also supporting some other brands, such as Reebok and more. Tems annual income is over $300k.

People Also Ask for FAQs

What is the age of Tems?

Temilade Openiyi was born on June 11, 1995, in Lagos, Nigeria, she is 28 years old.

What is Tems biggest song?

Free Mind

How much does Tems cost to book?

One example fee to book Tems is in the starting range of $150,000-$299,000. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, and current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too.

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How much does Tems make?

Tems’s yearly income is estimated at $300k.

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